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Beverly, West Virginia
Town
Location of Beverly, West Virginia
Location of Beverly, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Randolph
Area
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,962 ft (598 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 702
 • Estimate (2012) 697
 • Density 1,560.0/sq mi (602.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26253
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-06988
GNIS feature ID 1553884

Beverly is a town in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. It is situated on the Tygart Valley River and had a population of 702 at the 2010 census.

Beverly was the county seat of Randolph County, Virginia (later West Virginia) for a century — from 1790 until 1890 — after which the nearby settlement of Elkins assumed that role following an intense local political "war".

Geography

Beverly is located at 38°51′2″N 79°52′3″W / 38.85056°N 79.8675°W / 38.85056; -79.8675 (38.850600, -79.867444).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.

History

The origin of the name Beverly is disputed.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 235
1890 343 46.0%
1900 464 35.3%
1910 438 −5.6%
1920 442 0.9%
1930 431 −2.5%
1940 484 12.3%
1950 515 6.4%
1960 441 −14.4%
1970 470 6.6%
1980 475 1.1%
1990 696 46.5%
2000 651 −6.5%
2010 702 7.8%
Est. 2015 685 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 702 people, 323 households, and 199 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,560.0 inhabitants per square mile (602.3/km2). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 800.0 per square mile (308.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 323 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 21.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the town was 40.5 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 651 people, 285 households, and 190 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,473.4 inhabitants per square mile (571.3/km²). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 708.4 per square mile (274.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.77% White, 0.31% Native American, 0.46% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 285 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $24,722. Males had a median income of $25,714 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,620. About 27.4% of families and 31.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under age 18 and 34.7% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Beverly has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


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